Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley South Australia
Clare Valley Cabernet is renowned throughout the world of wine for its elegance, delicacy and finesse. Sevenhill can count on harvests from the oldest vines in Valley Clare, established by the Jesuits Society in 1851, they are still managed by a dedicated viticultural team who treat their land with a reverence worthy of the seven hills of Rome. Real clergy, crafting true wine, aged under one of the nation's most ancient cellars, Inigo is a richly coloured wine, redolent with lifted eucalypt berry perfumes, supported by pious, graceful tannins and a robe of the most reverent oak.
Inigo is made from fruit grown to a vineyard with gentle north facing slope directly behind Sevenhill's St Aloysius Church. The soils are predominantly red to brown loam over weathering slate or siltstone, the well drained qualities contribute to naturally consistent low cropping levels and fruit of great integrity. Grapes are picked in seperate blocks, crushed and treated to vinification in a collection of open slate vats over the course of a fortnight. A carefully managed series of regular pumpovers is vital to capturing flavour and colour. Upon completion, batches are pressed into a selection of seasoned and new French oak barrels for eighteen months matuation. Alcohol 14.0%
Dark, black cherry hues. Prominent bramble berry notes, violets and cassis to the bouquet, cedar and dark blue fruits. Powerful red currant and mocha/ spice carry through the palate, intense blackberries and black olive flavours, soft tannins allow the prominent fruit to shine, a lingering finish of evolving sweet berry flavours on a length of pliant licorice tannins.